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Reviews (713)
78
During previews
Daddy
Midtown W
Great supporting cast, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if You enjoy stories with LGBT characters. Entertaining w/ some good melodrama. Loved the scenes w/ supporting cast. Woodard is INCREDIBLE!

Don't see it if You aren't comfortable with lots of full frontal male nudity. Ending was ultimately not satisfying & didn't care for use of the choir.

Also The supporting cast really made the show for me. Really enjoyed the co... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Whimsical, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy the 'Alice' story. Very polished production, great set, choreography, singing. Creative and interesting musical numbers

Don't see it if The musical numbers keep you pretty entertained throughout but drag a little in the middle. Wish there was more of the Red Queen!!

73
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Well acted

See it if You enjoy classic plays with themes that remain relevant today. It's a short, well done show, good performances.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for an old fashioned play or want something super exciting or edgy.

90
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exceptional acting, Excellent writing, Masterful, Intense

See it if Incredible realistic & powerhouse performances. Riveting, intense & so thoroughly human. Brings up a lot of relevant issues. Must see!

Don't see it if Are in the mood for something light and fluffy.

82
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Great story, Talented cast

See it if Had never seen Merrily prior & thought this production was great. Staging was cute, cast is great, enjoyable music and an interesting story.

Don't see it if You dislike smaller musicals w/ limited sets, etc. However this production was very polished, I enjoyed the set and direction.

75
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Cute, Entertaining, Slow, Disappointing, Has potential

See it if You're a fan of the cast, they are all great. The story is cute and original but a little slow and mellow.

Don't see it if Saw 1st preview - has potential but needs work. Most songs are VERY subdued & monotonous. Could use some adrenaline & excitement.

Also Hopefully this will go through many changes in previews. I would recom... Read more Read less

77
Nassim
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if We saw it with Kathy Najimy who was hilarious and really added a lot to the show. Concept is very clever. We had fun.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play .This is more of an experience. Go when the guest is someone you are interested in & you should enjoy

67
During previews
Mies Julie
East Village
Disappointing, Slow, Well acted, Confusing

See it if You like short plays (75min), relationship drama. Cast is good.

Don't see it if Some of the accents are very heavy and hard to understand. Beginning is slow and ending was confusing. Could improve through previews.

45
During previews
Slow, Meandering, Disappointing, Frustrating, Pointless

See it if You're a huge fan of Hawke and want to see him on stage. He is great but the material in the show is not.

Don't see it if You dislike slow shows with little action. I could have cared less about this story or the characters. A chore to get through w/ no payoff.

Also There are so many great new and old plays. Baffling to me why this was... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You're interested in stories exploring LGBT issues. Cast is great.

Don't see it if Some slow moments that could be cut or condensed. The musical numbers are nice but I was more interested in the story than singing.

65
Noura
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Uneven

See it if You enjoy family dramas. Cast is good and show is well acted.

Don't see it if I found the first hour to be slow and meandering. The last 20min or so were good but by that point I didn't feel invested in the characters

76
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Interesting, Informative, Relevant

See it if You are interested in Steinam or the women's movement. Feels more like a live action documentary than a typical play.

Don't see it if You want something light or fun. It definitely held my interest and I learned a lot about her but it's not the most entertaining of shows.

90
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You're interested in intense/riveting theatre. The writing & performances are masterful! Real, raw & relevant.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for something light or fluffy.

74
Sweet, Cute, Entertaining

See it if A sweet 75minute play with nice performance.

Don't see it if You dislike smaller intimate plays.

72
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great for tourits

See it if You enjoy magic shows. A great alternative for tourists who might not be interested in plays or musicals.

Don't see it if You are looking for typical broadway fare. This is not a play or musical.

79
During previews
Fluffy, Entertaining, Fun, Great costumes, Cherific!

See it if You are a fan of Cher and enjoy her music. It's a fun night out. Magnificent costumes and good performances!

Don't see it if Although the show is a lot of fun it's missing that X factor and magic that the real Cher so effortlessly possesses.

90
Entertaining, Great dancing, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if Great production of a classic that still feels current. Cast is excellent, music & dancing are wonderful. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason not to. An amazing production for people who have never seen it or for those who are revisiting.

58
Disappointing, Overrated, Boring

See it if You are a fan of Birbiglia and enjoy stand up comedy. If you are straight & married w/ children you will prob find much to identify with.

Don't see it if I don't think I was the target demographic for this show as I didn't find it all that funny and barely laughed. Audience seemed to enjoy it.

69
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Overly long

See it if Great acting from Esparza & cast. Important show that is still very relevant today.

Don't see it if Would have been better as 90min. By the time the story picks up in act2 I began to lose interest. A shame b/c there is some great material.

Also If you aren't familiar with the play I would recommend reading the syn... Read more Read less

52
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Annoying, Overly long

See it if You enjoy watching unlikable characters in a silly story. The saving grace for me was Wetherhead who was hilarious in multiple roles

Don't see it if Lead character is so unlikable & not in an entertaining way. Sophomoric humor & stupid story. We are supposed to root for this guy?! please.

87
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Fun, Delightful

See it if A hilarious musical comedy. Cast is excellent! The adult characters steal the show. Laughed a lot. Great musical numbers. Energizing!

Don't see it if If you are looking to see something serious or dislike comedies.

84
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Fun, Epic, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if A must see for the technical aspects alone. Like nothing I've seen on Bway. It's all about Kong! Like a summer blockbuster live on stage.

Don't see it if You want traditional theater. Ann Darrow's vocals were extremely disappointing. Not strong enough to carry the show.

Also They really missed the mark with the casting. I usually don't like to ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Eve's Song
East Village
Uneven, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Important and timely themes regarding race in America. Well acted.

Don't see it if The core story is good but felt the use of the "ghosts" and their scene transitions were more of a distraction and not necessary.

78
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Well developed characters & great performances. Serious subject matter but still very entertaining & themes explored still relevant today

Don't see it if The subject matter doesn't interest you.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if Great performances from the whole cast but the real star is the outstanding writing. Thought provoking & very timely do this time in America

Don't see it if You are looking for something light or a "full night" of theater. This is a fast paced 80min play.

50
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Disappointing, Slow, Strange

See it if The shining moment was Danielle Skraastad and her performance. She steals all her scenes and is hilarious.

Don't see it if The rest of the show is a disappointment and really nosedives when the dance break comes. Lots of unfunny jokes littered throughout.

77
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Entertaining, Ambitious, Fun, Great music

See it if You like stories set in high school or enjoy the slasher/whodunit genre. Very polished production w/ great music & singing. Fun story.

Don't see it if Could use more tension, suspense & dialog. Right now It's really heavy on songs, which are good but many sound the same.

70
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Cute, Slow, Great singing, Fluffy, Dated

See it if You enjoy beautiful singing. The cast is great and the songs and the orchestra sound wonderful

Don't see it if You dislike slower shows with little action or excitement. The songs are pretty but most don't further the plot

78
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if Interesting story with relevant themes. Loved the cast and the unexpected way the full story is told. Very smart and entertaining.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a full play. I really enjoyed it but think it would have been stronger if each act had been 15min shorter.

60
During previews
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Disappointing, Slow, Uneven, Gyllenhaal is great, Indulgent

See it if Gyllenhaal is really great and "A Life" is the far superior play out of these 2 one man shows.

Don't see it if "Sea Wall" is extremely slow and boring. Lots of long pauses. The evening would have been better without it. Jake saves "A Life"

73
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Well acted, Entertaining, Funny, Slow

See it if You enjoy stories about dysfunctional marriages told as a dark comedy.

Don't see it if You dislike intimate shows with a small cast. At times feels a bit claustrophobic and pacing sometimes is on the slower side.

69
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Relevant, Entertaining, Slow, Uneven

See it if You're interested in stories of coping w/ a loved who has cancer. The strongest scenes were the ones with the 2 daughters.

Don't see it if Performances were a bit uneven and the pacing drags occasionally. Could tighten up through preview period.

77
During previews
Eddie and Dave
Chelsea
Entertaining, Funny, Fast paced, Informative, Campy

See it if You enjoy true stories told through a fun&campy lens. Cast is great. Learned about Van Halen, laughed a lot & was entertained the whole time

Don't see it if If you take theater too seriously. Even if you aren't a big Van Halen fan this is a fun show. I didn't know much of their story before.

75
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Political, Fast paced, Funny, Entertaining, Short

See it if You enjoy fast paced 1 person shows or stand up comedy. Quinn is very funny.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in political commentary or want a full night of theater (This show is a quick but good 75 mins!).

80
The Dead, 1904
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Immersive, Delightful

See it if You enjoy immersive shows. The setting really enhances the experience. Great performances and costumes. Production is perfectly executed.

Don't see it if It's a nice story but it's not the most exciting or dramatic. Go for the experience not necessarily the story.

78
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Great performances and a well constructed story. Some great scenes with lots of drama. Really liked the characters.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in stories with characters who are dealing with, substance abuse, mental health and recovery.

72
shadowplay
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Uneven, Interactive

See it if You enjoy immersive or interactive theater.

Don't see it if You don't have an interest in Peter Pan or the creation of it or don't like immersive shows.

84
Entertaining, Fun, Great cast, Light, Energetic

See it if You are a fan of the movie; enjoy stories set in High School; like music from the 90's. I thought this was a lot of fun! Great dancing too!

Don't see it if If you want challenging theater or want something more than just entertainment. It's a fun time.

83
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if An important eye opening play. Really absorbs you into the setting. Performances are extremely realistic. Great production.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to sit for almost 3 hours in unconventional seating. In the end it's worth it however the show could be a little shorter

95
During previews
Riveting, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if A must see for the season. Impeccable acting/directing/writing. Riveting start to finish. Story still as relevant today. 2.75hrs fly by!

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in seeing a play however if you appreciate great theater you should see this show!

75
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Interesting, Great singing, Talented cast, Overly long, Slow

See it if You are interested in historical true stories. The story is definitely interesting &the cast is very talented and doubles as the orchestra

Don't see it if It's a good story but there is much that could be cut and condensed to make it stronger.

73
Unconventional, Confusing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if An unconventional solo show. Michael C Hall is great & does an amazing job engaging the audience.

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional play. It's a bit confusing but I was never bored and found it to be pretty amusing.

84
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Fun

See it if One of the funniest plays I have seen in awhile. Great writing & comedic performances. Smart, fast paced & lots of fun.

Don't see it if You take theater too seriously, dislike satire or farcical plays.

72
During previews
Natural Shocks
Upper W Side
Well acted, Slow, Well written, Relevant

See it if A well constructed one person play. Story takes some unexpected turns.

Don't see it if You dislike solo shows. Parts of it are a bit slow but it held my interest for the most part.

68
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Disappointing, Monotonous, Great acting, Clever

See it if Clever concept. Both actors do a great job at playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if You dislike 2 person shows where the actors play handfuls of characters. Simple staging w/ little costumes/props.

Also This is a well done show, if the concept sounds enjoyable to you, you ... Read more Read less

73
Cute, Fun, Entertaining, Nostalgic

See it if If you are a fan of Sex and the City you should have a good time at this show.

Don't see it if You aren't familiar or not a fan of sex and the city. She goes through all of the seasons in 90min.

75
During previews
Clever, Fun, Entertaining, Surprising, Great singing

See it if You enjoy immersive & non-conventional staging. A fun night out. Great pop music & vocals! Dusty Ray Bottoms steals & elevates the show.

Don't see it if You aren't up for standing for 80minutes. Although they do have some chairs, but they don't offer the best views.

76
Hitler's Tasters
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Interesting, Relevant

See it if Clever concept and surprisingly entertaining. Has both funny and thought provoking moments.

Don't see it if You dislike smaller productions with simple staging.

60
Sakina’s Restaurant
West Village
Disappointing, Slow, Boring

See it if You are a fan of Mandvi and 1 person shows.

Don't see it if You want a story w/ a beginning middle & end. This is small snippets of different characters lives that not amount to a full story.

Also I enjoy 1 person shows but this format for this show did not work for ... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Fireflies
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Relevant

See it if Outstanding performances & riveting story w/ unexpected twists. Touches on many timely issues. Wise's performance is powerful & impressive.

Don't see it if You dislike heavier or itense dramas. I was impressed w/ how much story they were able to tell w/ just 2 actors. Excellent Writing/Direction

Also I really hope to see more stage work from Wise in the future. She is o... Read more Read less